Bethany Groff Dorau, a local historian, at the site honoring Eben Bradbury Jr. Triangle, located at Bartlett Mall in Newburyport. The plaque honors the first local resident to die in the Great War in the Battle of Belleau Wood. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

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Bethany Groff Dorau at the site honoring Eben Bradbury Jr. at the Bartlett Mall in Newburyport.

Monumental story unfolds: A short life, a brave death

Historian Bethany Groff Dorau unearths the story of Newburyport Marine Eben Bradbury Jr., who died nearly 100 years ago on a World War I battlefield in France. By James Sullivan

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Dance fever hits Somerville’s Foss Park

“Dancing in the Streets” is the theme for this year’s Somerville Dance Festival, June 3 and June 17.

Latest Globe North headlines

Globe North commentary

Cheers for a Northern Essex grad, and longing for the old Malden Square.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Malden impose a temporary moratorium on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city?

Read two views, then vote in poll.

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Frozen

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ESSEX COUNTY

Greenbelt leader to retire next year

Edward Becker has been with Greenbelt for 30 years as the land and open space preservation organization has increased its portfolio of protected land to 17,000 acres.

LOWELL

UMass Lowell student receives Goldwater scholarship

Michael Doane received a $7,500 scholarship in recognition of his outstanding research contributions to help cure cancer.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Tufts righthander Speros Varinos of Middleton was named NESCAC Pitcher of the Year for the second season in a row.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Burlington has the pentathlon covered

Seven Red Devils go for the gold in the five-event sport, led by Dylan Bonfilio and Eddie Reis.

STEVE CORONELLA

Remembering the Irish who defied neutrality in WWII

Those soldiers returning from “The Emergency” might have found common ground with Vietnam vets in the US, who were likewise scorned and derided when they came home.

North Reading’s Nana awaits her crowning moment

The 13-year-old chocolate lab is one of four finalists for the title of queen in the Grey Muzzle Organization’s virtual Senior Dog Prom.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Dracut’s Ramirez turns things around at UMass Lowell

She delivered during her senior year, when she went 7-2 in America East to earn pitcher of the year honors.

UP CLOSE

At 94, Medford’s Tucker isn’t ready to slow down

“Living in the ‘now’ is something I’m just learning,” Tucker said. “You do your best. You may smile and make someone’s day. And you’ll never know.”

LOCAL FARE

Crocker fires a bull’s-eye at Black Arrow

Comfort food with a touch of elegance at the Black Arrow in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Police say a Bridgewater woman dutifully purchased iTune gift cards and sent them off to a scam artist in Somalia.

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On The Move

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

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Near Boston, the beach version of futbol is still relatively new but gaining popularity.

Globe North Community News

ESSEX COUNTY

Greenbelt leader to retire next year

Edward Becker has been with Greenbelt for 30 years as the land and open space preservation organization has increased its portfolio of protected land to 17,000 acres.

LOWELL

UMass Lowell student receives Goldwater scholarship

Michael Doane received a $7,500 scholarship in recognition of his outstanding research contributions to help cure cancer.

TOPSFIELD

Get your fill of strawberries in Topsfield

The 49th annual Topsfield Historical Society Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, June 10.

Interactive Graphic

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.